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'''IOK-1''' is a distant galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices. When discovered in 2006, it was the oldest and most distant galaxy ever found, at redshift 6.96. It was discovered in April 2006 by Masanori Iye at National Astronomical Observatory of Japan using the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii and seen as it was 12.88 1,000,000,000 (number)|billion years ago. Its emission of Lyman alpha radiation has a redshift of 6.96, corresponding to just 750 million years after the Big Bang. While some scientists have claimed other objects (such as Galaxy Abell 1835 IR1916|Abell 1835 IR1916) to be even older, the IOK-1's age and composition have been more reliably established. "IOK" stands for the observers' names Iye, Ota, and Kashikawa.
EpochJ2000
TypeLAE
Ra{{RA|13|23|59.8}}
Dec{{DEC|+27|24|56}}
Dist ly{{convert|12.88|e9ly|Gpc|lk=on}}
Z6.96
Appmag v24.4
Size v| constellation name = Coma Berenices
Notes| names =
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